What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?
Come and read an excerpt of it at the
Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in support of freedom of speech
Brown Bag Event
How to Participate
Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or, just come to 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library on Tuesday, September 29 during the common hour to hear the readings. Afterwards, peruse the Banned Books display, which will include information about free speech and ethics.
Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? Visit the Library's Intellectual Freedom web page at http://library.csuohio.edu/research/portals/freedom.html or the Library's Banned Books display for recent examples. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to Faith Larraine Hampton, the SPJ Cleveland State Student Chapter President, at
Exercise your right of free speech!
This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.
The 2009 Banned Books Reading Week is September 26 through October 3.
During that time, the Banned Books display will be located on the east side of the 1st floor of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower). The Banned Books Reading will take place near the display.